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7 12, 2018

December 2018 HYF Hotshot: Jen Hoar

2018-12-07T21:53:17+00:00

If I had to list my ten favorite moments from 2018, one of them was watching Jen Hoar record her video submission to the New England Regional Yoga Asana Championships. Always a yogi with a determined practice, Jen took the plunge in September, agreeing to train with Team Chelmsford. Watching [...]

December 2018 HYF Hotshot: Jen Hoar2018-12-07T21:53:17+00:00
5 10, 2018

October 2018 HYF Hotshot: Debbie Butts

2018-10-05T12:19:01+00:00

Not long ago, I had just pulled into a parking space at The Hot Yoga Factory with my teenage sons, when a fellow yogi drove up and parked next to us. Both boys said, in the fondest way, "Hey, it's Debbie!" That's a common reaction to finding yourself in the [...]

October 2018 HYF Hotshot: Debbie Butts2018-10-05T12:19:01+00:00
9 08, 2018

August 2018 HYF Hotshot: Doug Oliveira

2018-08-09T18:37:48+00:00

Every beginner has their own way of plunging into a hot yoga practice. Some people wade in, a class or two a week; others are at the studio every day of their 30 day introductory month. A new student might quietly watch, listen, and learn; another might ask lots of [...]

August 2018 HYF Hotshot: Doug Oliveira2018-08-09T18:37:48+00:00
16 07, 2018

July 2018 Posture of the Month: Spine Twisting Pose

2018-07-16T23:33:03+00:00

Even though we're moving our arms, legs, and head throughout class, each posture is built around the movement of the spine. Your spine twists in Standing Bow Pulling Pose and Triangle Pose, but Spine Twisting Pose is the first time you twist your entire spine, tailbone to the top of [...]

July 2018 Posture of the Month: Spine Twisting Pose2018-07-16T23:33:03+00:00
13 07, 2018

HYF July 2018 Hotshot: Leslie O’Neil

2018-07-13T20:38:32+00:00

Leslie O'Neil is a lovely person and a beautiful, shining example of the benefits that come from a consistent, dedicated, brave, and open-minded yoga practice. In the two years that she's been coming to The Hot Yoga Factory, she's grown remarkably as a yogi, developing not only strength, balance, and [...]

HYF July 2018 Hotshot: Leslie O’Neil2018-07-13T20:38:32+00:00
8 03, 2018

HYF March 2018 Hotshot: Lawrence MacDonald

2018-03-13T16:09:30+00:00

Have you met Lawrence MacDonald yet? He usually sets up right up front, and he practices with good-humored, intelligent focus. Lawrence is a reliable source of  thoughtful yet silly conversation before and after class, and he shares his thoughtfulness in his interview answers below. Enjoy, and be sure to introduce [...]

HYF March 2018 Hotshot: Lawrence MacDonald2018-03-13T16:09:30+00:00
2 02, 2018

February 2018 Posture of the Month: Full Locust Pose

2018-02-02T10:45:38+00:00

Full Locust is the third posture in the spine strengthening series. In Cobra, you kept your lower body rooted to the floor while lifting your chest and upper body into the air. In Locust, you kept your upper body on the floor while lifting your contracted legs into the air. [...]

February 2018 Posture of the Month: Full Locust Pose2018-02-02T10:45:38+00:00
1 02, 2018

HYF February 2018 Hotshot Couple: Bill Loehfelm and Karin Orr

2018-02-10T12:54:59+00:00

Bill Loehfelm has been a beloved and consistent attendee of the 9:30 am class for years. Warm, friendly, supportive, and a hard worker, it's wonderful to set up near him, have a nice chat before class, and then absorb his positive energy for the next 90 minutes. A few months [...]

HYF February 2018 Hotshot Couple: Bill Loehfelm and Karin Orr2018-02-10T12:54:59+00:00
4 01, 2018

January 2018 Posture of the Month: Half Moon Pose

2018-01-21T09:40:23+00:00

In some yoga traditions, the teacher practices alongside the students, physically demonstrating postures. The way that our 26/2 hot yoga series is taught,  the teacher primarily leads class with precise verbal instruction, closely observing the entire room in order to offer corrections and encouragement that guide each student into the [...]

January 2018 Posture of the Month: Half Moon Pose2018-01-21T09:40:23+00:00
4 01, 2018

HYF January 2018 Hotshot: Robin Doucette

2018-01-21T09:40:23+00:00

There are two things that I think of immediately when I think of this month's HYF hotshot, Robin Doucette. The first is the contrast between her warm and friendly smile at the front desk and the "I'm coming after you, punk!" look of determination in her eyes when she lowers [...]

HYF January 2018 Hotshot: Robin Doucette2018-01-21T09:40:23+00:00